Clintons, The [Drama]

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Heck, Don't Vote For Him2016080620190710 (R4)

by Jonathan Myerson

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

1991, and the barely-known Governor of Arkansas is beginning to get some traction in the Democratic Presidential Primaries. Bill Clinton, son of a travelling salesman, wants the nomination to take on incumbent President George H W Bush, popular victor of the First Gulf War.

Then the story of Gennifer Flowers surfaces: she claims she had a twelve-year affair with Bill. It is dragging down his campaign.

But ever since they met at Yale, Bill’s talented wife Hillary has been his most fervent supporter, and on her advice, they come out fighting. In a special interview broadcast straight after the Super Bowl, picking up its audience of one hundred million, she puts both their careers on the line.

‘Heck, Don’t Vote For Him’ explores the beginnings of a complex and fascinating relationship which has helped shape both Clintons’ careers.

Hillary Rodham.... Fenella Woolgar,
Bill Clinton.... Corey Johnson.
Steve Kroft/Dick Morris.... Kerry Shale
Betsey Wright.... Laurel Lefkow,
James Carville.... Jason Barnett,
George Stephanopoulos.... Tom Forrister,
Secretary.... Clare Perkins.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining drama imagining key moments in the Clintons' enduring partnership.

Radio 4 drama

The Coup2016081320190717 (R4)

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

1995, and President Bill Clinton's business dealings in the failed Whitewater property scheme are under investigation by the Independent Counsel, Kenneth Starr. When Susan McDougal, one of the partners in the scheme, is asked to implicate the Clintons in return for her own immunity, she refuses to lie.

1998, and the Independent Counsel is running out of time. When he receives tapes of an interview with an intern called Monica Lewinsky, the investigation takes a new turn to indict the President for perjury.

‘The Coup’ explores the nexus of truth and lies which threatened to undermine a Presidency.

Bill Clinton ..... Corey Johnson
Hillary Rodham Clinton ..... Fenella Woolgar
Susan McDougal ..... Samantha Dakin
Bobby McDaniel/Rahm Emanuel ..... Rhashan Stone
OIC Lawyer/Sidney Blumenthal ..... Joseph Balderrama
George Stephanopoulos ..... Tom Forrister
Jim McDougal ..... Brian Protheroe
Claudia Riley ..... Clare Perkins
Waitress ..... Kirsty Oswald
Judge ..... Sean Baker

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new drama imagines key moments in the Clintons' lives together.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

The Coup2016081320190717 (R4)

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

1995, and President Bill Clinton's business dealings in the failed Whitewater property scheme are under investigation by the Independent Counsel, Kenneth Starr. When Susan McDougal, one of the partners in the scheme, is asked to implicate the Clintons in return for her own immunity, she refuses to lie.

1998, and the Independent Counsel is running out of time. When he receives tapes of an interview with an intern called Monica Lewinsky, the investigation takes a new turn to indict the President for perjury.

‘The Coup’ explores the nexus of truth and lies which threatened to undermine a Presidency.

Bill Clinton ..... Corey Johnson
Hillary Rodham Clinton ..... Fenella Woolgar
Susan McDougal ..... Samantha Dakin
Bobby McDaniel/Rahm Emanuel ..... Rhashan Stone
OIC Lawyer/Sidney Blumenthal ..... Joseph Balderrama
George Stephanopoulos ..... Tom Forrister
Jim McDougal ..... Brian Protheroe
Claudia Riley ..... Clare Perkins
Waitress ..... Kirsty Oswald
Judge ..... Sean Baker

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new drama imagines key moments in the Clintons' lives together.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

The Man Scale2016082020190724 (R4)

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

2008, and Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. A long-heralded, well-organised and well-funded candidate, the figures are all going her way, until a charismatic young Senator from Illinois starts to make speeches. And as the race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton goes down to the wire, is Bill's role in her campaign the real problem?

Everything Hillary does - including her decision to fight on, or withdraw - is somehow being weighed in 'The Man Scale'...

Hillary Rodham Clinton ..... Sian Thomas
Bill Clinton ..... Corey Johnson
Chelsea Clinton ..... Janine Harouni
Patti Solis Doyle ..... Nancy Crane
Mark Penn ..... Trevor White
Huma Abedin ..... Lisa Caruccio Came
Kevin ..... Jason Barnett
Air Hostess ..... Kirsty Oswald

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new drama imagines key moments in the Clintons' lives together.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

The Man Scale2016082020190724 (R4)

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

2008, and Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. A long-heralded, well-organised and well-funded candidate, the figures are all going her way, until a charismatic young Senator from Illinois starts to make speeches. And as the race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton goes down to the wire, is Bill's role in her campaign the real problem?

Everything Hillary does - including her decision to fight on, or withdraw - is somehow being weighed in 'The Man Scale'...

Hillary Rodham Clinton ..... Sian Thomas
Bill Clinton ..... Corey Johnson
Chelsea Clinton ..... Janine Harouni
Patti Solis Doyle ..... Nancy Crane
Mark Penn ..... Trevor White
Huma Abedin ..... Lisa Caruccio Came
Kevin ..... Jason Barnett
Air Hostess ..... Kirsty Oswald

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new drama imagines key moments in the Clintons' lives together.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Heck, Don't Vote For Him2016080620190710 (R4)

by Jonathan Myerson

Three entertaining new dramas imagine key moments in the Clintons’ personal and political lives together, closely based on the published accounts and opinions of those who’ve witnessed their enduring partnership.

1991, and the barely-known Governor of Arkansas is beginning to get some traction in the Democratic Presidential Primaries. Bill Clinton, son of a travelling salesman, wants the nomination to take on incumbent President George H W Bush, popular victor of the First Gulf War.

Then the story of Gennifer Flowers surfaces: she claims she had a twelve-year affair with Bill. It is dragging down his campaign.

But ever since they met at Yale, Bill’s talented wife Hillary has been his most fervent supporter, and on her advice, they come out fighting. In a special interview broadcast straight after the Super Bowl, picking up its audience of one hundred million, she puts both their careers on the line.

‘Heck, Don’t Vote For Him’ explores the beginnings of a complex and fascinating relationship which has helped shape both Clintons’ careers.

Hillary Rodham ..... Fenella Woolgar,
Bill Clinton ..... Corey Johnson.
Steve Kroft/Dick Morris ..... Kerry Shale
Betsey Wright ..... Laurel Lefkow,
James Carville ..... Jason Barnett,
George Stephanopoulos ..... Tom Forrister,
Secretary ..... Clare Perkins.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Entertaining new drama imagining key moments in the Clintons\u2019 enduring partnership.

Drama from BBC Radio 4